Thursday, March 31, 2011

All of Our Locations

At Paulus Orthodontics, we strive to provide our patients with excellent orthodontic care at four convenient locations.  We currently have four locations:
  1. Alliance Office (330-821-4046): 1604 S. Union Ave., Alliance, OH 44601
  2. Carollton Office (330-627-7545): 1040 Trump Rd Nw, Carrollton, OH 44615
  3. Hartville Office (330-587-4202): 115 Jefferson St. W, Hartville, OH 44632
  4. Salem Office (330-337-9283): 2951 State Route 45, Salem, Ohio 44460
Please email us with any question or concerns:

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

What is a Board Certified Orthodontist?

An orthodontist is a dentist who has completed an American Dental Association accredited graduate program in the specialty of orthodontics. A dentist who graduates from a specialty program becomes an orthodontic specialist who is eligible to become board certified through the voluntary examination process of The American Board of Orthodontics (ABO). Involvement in the certification process is a demonstration of the orthodontist's pursuit of continued proficiency and excellence.

The certification process involves a thorough Written Examination covering all areas of information on which an orthodontist should be knowledgeable. Successful passage allows the orthodontist to present treated cases which will be evaluated by expert examiners of the Board during a Clinical Examination. Certification is now awarded for a time-limited period and the orthodontist must re-examine on a periodic basis to retain the board certified status.

Orthodontic specialists who are current Diplomates of The American Board of Orthodontics can be found at Find an ABO Diplomate.

Identifying a Diplomate of the ABO

Always verify the certifying board when an orthodontist does not provide this information. The ABO is the only certifying board recognized by the American Association of Orthodontists and the American Dental Association. An orthodontist certified by the ABO may use these logos:


Thursday, March 3, 2011

Invisalign for Adults & Teens

Paulus Orthodontics provides braces and Invisalign.

Choosing to straighten your teeth is a big decision that affects not only your appearance, but your lifestyle as well. As an adult, you may be looking to improve on your smile for business or social reasons. Or perhaps you're a teen or the parent of a teen hoping to make the best of an inevitable situation. Either way, Invisalign can provide a simple way to accomplish this.

Invisalign takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you simply wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your orthodontist plans out for you. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You simply pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete and you achieve the confident smile that you've always wanted. The best part about the whole process is that most people won't even know you're straightening your teeth.